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Committee on Government Affairs, Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations, May 21st, 2003.
Model State Health Information Privacy Act. Chaired national committee and principal drafter. Supported by the Department of Health and Human Services, 1999.
Washington v. Glucksberg, 117 S. Ct. 2258 (1997) and Vacco v. Quill, 117 S. Ct. 2293 (1997). Amicus Curiae on Behalf of U.S.Law Professors.
Daubert v. Merrell Dow, U.S. Supreme Court 1993 Term. On the admissibility of scientific evidence in civil and criminal cases. Amicus Curiae for the American Society of Law, Medicine & Ethics.
New York Society of Surgeons v. Axelrod, Court of Appeals, State of New York's highest court, 1991. Personal Amicus Brief with the Public Health Association of NYC and others on the side of the NYS Commissioner of Public Health.
International Union, United Auto Workers v. Johnson Controls, U.S. Supreme Court, 1991. American Society of Law & Medicine Amicus brief with the American Public Health Association and others arguing that a company "fetal protection" policy violates Title VII of the Civil Rights Act as discriminatory to women.
X v. United Kingdom, European Court of Human Rights, Judgment given November 5, 1981. The lead in a series of four landmark cases brought before the European Court. The Court found that the United Kingdom government had violated Article 5 of the European Convention of Human Rights requiring a periodic judicial review of detention. The United Kingdom government complied with the Court's judgment by enacting the Mental Health (Amendment) Act 1982. See publications of the European Court of Human Rights, Series B: Pleadings, Oral Arguments and Documents, Vol. 41, 1980-82, Case of X v. the United Kingdom, Council of
Winterwerp v. The Netherlands, European Court of Human Rights, Judgment given October 24, 1979. The European Court found a violation under Articles 5 and 6 of the Convention which requires a determination by a court prior to the deprivation of a civil right. The European Court required a judicial competency hearing to be introduced by each member-state in the Council of Europe.
Clarke v. The United Kingdom, European Commission of Human Rights, Decision given May 1981. The case concerned seclusion and restraint. The European Commission held the case admissible under Article 3 of the Convention, which prohibits inhuman and degrading treatment. The omission adjudicated a settlement adopting detailed minimal standards for restraint and seclusion in the United Kingdom.
Ashingdane v. The United Kingdom, European Commission and Court of Human Rights, Judgment given 1985. Claim involving denial of access to the courts under the Mental Health Act. The European Court found no violation of Article 6 which proscribes denial of civil and political rights.
In re Calderstones Hospital, High Court (U.K.), July, 1984. Obtained the right to vote for institutionalized persons with mental illness and mental handicap in the United Kingdom.